Saltmarsh

Author: Clive Chatters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472942973

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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“Saltmarshes are often remote, inhospitable places, neither land nor sea, as hard to pin down as they are to navigate. In this saline odyssey, Clive Chatters has explored his favourite creeks, pools and mudflats to bring us an absorbing celebration of the ecology, biology, geology and history of this scarce and mysterious habitat. There are Tadpole Shrimps, and rare sedges, waders and Wild Celery – even inland saltmarshes – in this tour de force by a superb naturalist and writer.“ BRETT WESTWOOD, naturalist, author and radio presenter Saltmarshes are among Britain's most diverse and dynamic landscapes. They abound around our shores but may also be found inland and at altitude – wherever water, salt and vegetation combine. The species they support range from extreme rarities of specialised habitats to the less demanding denizens of coastal wetlands. Here is a landscape of international importance for migratory birds, endemic plants and an exceptional variety of invertebrates. Clive Chatters has a lifetime's affinity with saltmarshes. In this fifth volume of the British Wildlife Collection, he celebrates their natural history and diversity, from the highly distinctive marshes in the Scottish Highlands to the urban remnants of the Thames estuary now engulfed within the capital. By examining the past of these complex habitats, we can gain an insight into how they have developed, and an understanding of their relationship with people. In addition to their exceptionally diverse natural history, saltmarshes are sources of food and medicine, they play a pivotal role in flood defence and carbon sequestration, and have inspired artistic endeavour.
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Nick Baker's British Wildlife

A Month-by-Month Guide

Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472921615

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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A new edition of a title written by popular television presenter and personality Nick Baker. His energetic and lively style colours this fascinating guide to Britain's wildlife through the seasons. This richly illustrated and practical book explains what is happening in nature in each month of the year, and provides helpful advice on finding a wide variety of wildlife – often in the most unexpected places. In back gardens or city centres, on the Dorset heaths or in the Scottish Highlands, each season paints a fresh pattern on nature – there is always something new to discover for town and city dwellers or those who live by the sea or in the wilds of the countryside. If you can't identify the old nest exposed in your bare January hedge, or you want to know where to find a badger on a warm June night then Nick Baker's British Wildlife is the perfect book for finding out.
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Climate Change and British Wildlife

Author: Trevor Beebee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472943171

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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“Fascinating but frightening, compelling and concerning ... this book brings together all you need to know about how the climate is impacting wildlife.” CHRIS PACKHAM There is no escaping the fact that the British climate is changing, and our wildlife is changing with it. In this remarkable account, Trevor Beebee examines the story so far for our plant, fungi and animal species. Warmer and wetter winters, combined with longer summers, have worked to the advantage of plants such as the rare Lady Orchid, and a whole range of insects. The UK is also hosting new arrivals that come in on the wing. But there is adversity, too. Alpine plants and seabirds – particularly Kittiwakes – are suffering declines as our countryside warms. Given the evidence so far, can we predict what the future holds for our British ecosystems?
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North Sea—Estuaries Interactions

Proceedings of the 18th EBSA Symposium held in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., 29th August to 2nd September, 1988

Author: Donald S. McLusky,Victor N. de Jonge,John Pomfret

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400920008

Category: Science

Page: 222

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Proceedings of the 18th EBSA Symposium held in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., 29th August to 2nd September 1988
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